Monday, February 23, 2009

Young eyes

Reservoir No. 2. Oil on cradled gessoboard panel, 6x12

I volunteered to help the Mystic Arts Center with its annual Young at Art show, for kids from o to 18. One piece per young artist, no fee, no jury.

Yesterday was the first of two receiving days; today is the second. Tuesday, we hang the show, which already involves nearly 200 pieces.

A whole lot of this art is just great. It's vibrant, free, and fun. A painting of a tiger haunts my memory this morning. A series of black and white paintings from a high school class has moved me to try the same. A piece by a child of 2, who had a blast with some blue paint and a brush, well, if it was for sale, I'd buy it.

The show opens Saturday, and is up for the month of March. If you're around Mystic and needing inspiration, check it out.

Here are some exhibit opportunities in the coming week:

DEADLINE: Monday, Feb. 23 (that's today)
I-Park Environmental Art Residency Program
Environmental artists, landscape/garden designers, visual/performance-based artists are invited to submit proposals for site-specific works on the grounds of I-Park artists' community in rural East Haddam, CT (U.S.). Twelve artists will be selected for two, two-week residency sessions (August 17 – 31, September 2 – 16, 2009). $1,200 grant plus up to $1,000 travel costs/materials reimbursement. Lodging/meals provided. A public event on September 19, 2009 will showcase the work. Refer to the I-Park website for details, application materials. Application Deadline: February 23.
Contact: Agnes T. Miyuki | (860) 873-2468 | |

Deadline: Feb. 28: Created to help emerging artists break into the Midwest art scene, emerge is distributed quarterly to over 100 galleries in the Midwest. Six artists are hand selected for each issue - full color spreads of work plus all contact information available to galleries and collectors. Open to all artists nationwide, working in any medium. $12 total for 3-10 images. Juror: Heath Yenna, accomplished artist and former Gallery Director. Deadline: February 28, 2009. $12 total for 3-10 images. Details online at or artists can send SASE to: PO Box 114, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Questions? Contact Sarah Earle at

Deadline: Feb. 28:
"Art Biologic" call for entries -- SlowArt Productions announces a call to artists for "Art Biologic". The exhibition will be held May 2-30, 2009 at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. Juror: Limner Gallery Director. $2400 in publication awards. Open to all media. Limited to artwork inspired by nature and the biological world. Entry fee: $35. Deadline: February 28, 2009. The prospectus is available online at or 518-828-2343.

Deadline: Feb. 28:
"Out of Nature (WSG)" call for entries (Posted: 1/23/09) -- Whistle Stop Galleryonline exhibition that begins March 30, 2009. Monetary and non-monetary awards are available, see website for details. Juror: Joseph A. Langley. The subject matter can be plant or animal. The intent is to inspire thoughts of Spring and Summer; nature returning from the brief respite of colder weather (or not so brief, in many cases). Feel free to represent your Spring and Summer seasons as they present themselves to you. No offensive, vulgar, or nude imagery is permitted. $5 USD per work, with a 5 work maximum. Entries must be postmarked by February 28, 2009. For prospectus, visit or send a SASE to: Whistle Stop Gallery, PO Box 967, Granite City, IL, 62040. Questions? Contact Joseph A. Langley at

Deadline: Feb. 28:
"In Your Grocer's Freezer (WSG)" call for entries (Posted: 1/23/09) -- Whistle Stop Gallery announces a call to artists for "In Your Grocer's Freezer (WSG)", an online exhibitionFebruary 28, 2009. Prospectus available at or send a SASE to: Whistle Stop Gallery, PO Box 967, Granite City, IL, 62040. Questions? Contact Joseph A. Langley at

Deadline: Feb. 29: "Art's Alive" (Posted: 1/29/09) -- The Town of Ocean City announces a call to artists for Art's Alive, held June 20 & 21, 2009 at Northside Park in Ocean City, Maryland. Total of $5,000.00 in cash and Ribbons. Media Categories: Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Printmaking, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Fine Wood. The Art's Alive Jury determines artistic eligibility. The intention of the Art's Alive Fine Art Show is to encourage and support the creation of original art. All work must be original, created and executed by the applicant's own hand, and of professional quality. $25 entry fee /$200 space fee. Deadline: February 29, 2009. Visit for more information, or send a SASE to: 200 125th Street & the Bay, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Questions? Please contact Brenda Moore at or call 410-250-0125.


Unknown said...

Love your reservoir #2. You are better than Google with your show listings young lady! Thank you so much for doing this!

Peter J. Crowley said...

Love the Reservior as well. I had the extreme pleasure of being an Artist in Residence at I-Park in 2003 it was and is Utopia! enjoy pjc