April 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, the Art Association presents two shows: Fluid Watercolor in Jackson Hole and Clay In Your Face. Works will be on exhibition in the Art Association’s gallery and Theater spaces. Watercolors and ceramic works by a bevy of well-known Art Association-affiliated artists should be plentiful, as at least 50 names appear in related press materials. Refreshments at the opening, mais oui!
By the way, next time you visit Jackson’s Center for the Arts, check out the free arts-related publications and flyers behind the visitor’s information desk. There’s a wonderful revolving selection of materials available. The National Endowment for the Humanities pamphlet lists NEH programs for school and college educators taking place all over the country, and there are several I’d LOVE to be able to take! www.artassociation.org
The competition is of the highest caliber, and arts writers grantees approach contemporary art in the most innovative ways. If arts writers are innovative and relevant enough, they may receive grant monies from The Creative Capital|Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Andy may not be with us, but his mojo is.
A sign of the times: The Foundation notes that “Due to legal constraints we can only fund U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States, and holders of O-1 visas.”
I’m usually too busy writing blog posts and free lancing to apply for grants; although I have applied to this particular grant. My impulse to keep up with what’s going on in the visual arts here in Jackson Hole and around Wyoming constantly supercedes grant writing efforts. It would be nice to find a way to do both! If you’ve got a suggestion, lay it on me!
This is a cool grant. The program supports individual arts writers addressing contemporary visual art, and those writers who receive funds may garner anywhere from $3,000 to $50,000. Serious cash. “Contemporary,” remember, refers to art being made in the present. We don’t often think of representational art when we think of the term “contemporary art.” Andy did those Campbell Soup cans…how much further can one go recreating representationally?
The program, says the organization, “was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensible contribution to a vital artistic culture.” It supports a broad spectrum of writing on the subject, and writers may cover topics ranging from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Categories of writing include: articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media and short-form writing.” For guidelines and eligibility requirements, visit www.artswriters.org/eligibility.html.