Apply Now, Massachusetts Artists!

We're back at it, Massachusetts!  

MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is now accepting applications for our 2018 matched savings grant program and fall workshops.

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One application, all of MA.

This year, artists based ANYWHERE in Massachusetts are eligible to apply with one application.

Interested artists are welcome to apply for either or both of our programming tracks. Apply by October 22!

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Matched Savings Grant Program:

Massachusetts-based artists selected for our 2018 matched savings program will receive:

A “matched savings” grant that provides working capital help grow the artist’s creative practice. Participants are provided with grants of $1,000 or $2,000 to match a corresponding amount of savings, and the combined amount is used by the artist toward implementing a plan to strengthen their creative practice.

Free professional development services, including artist-tailored workshops on financial management and business/career planning.

Free one-on-one coaching in the development of the artist’s business plan.

ARTISTS in ALL disciplines and financial circumstances are encouraged to apply! 

If you’re an artist/maker motivated to improve your financial & business management skills and to make investments aimed at growing your creative practice, we’d love to hear from you.

Professional Development Workshops:

Our free workshops are geared to help artists strengthen their professional practices. This fall/winter, we’re offering six expert-led workshops to help artists in all disciplines. You may apply to participate in as many workshops as you think would be a good fit for you!

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Find Your Message: Branding & Marketing for Visual Artists

November 13, 1-6pm | Easthampton, MA

Jessica Burko is a Boston-based exhibiting artist, curator, and arts marketing professional. In this workshop, Jessica will help visual artists and craftspeople gain a better understanding of how to present their work, how to identify their target audience, and how to create a detailed marketing plan while building the confidence to implement it.

On the day following the group workshop, selected artists will be invited to meet individually (for 30 minutes) with Jessica for an in-depth discussion of specific marketing questions and concerns, and to review their arts marketing strategies.

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Business Thinking for Performing Artists

November 19, 10am - 5pm | North Adams, MA

Amy Smith, Co-Director of Headlong Dance Theater and Headlong Performance Institute in Philadelphia, has worked internationally as a choreographer, director and performer. In this interactive workshop, performing artists in all fields — music, dance, theater, comedy, and more — will set goals and learn skills they can implement right away. Topics include valuing your time and other issues related to self-employment, long term financial thinking, “real cost” budgeting for projects and for your life, fundraising and other revenue streams, and goal setting for the business of your artistic practice.

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Taxes for Artists

November 20, 10am - 12pm | North Adams, MA

Amy Smith is a licensed tax preparer working exclusively with artists, and also an acclaimed choreographer, director, and performer. In this workshop, Amy will give an overview of tax preparation for artists, including how not to pay too much in taxes by deducting all business expenses. There will also be information about the effects of the new tax law.

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Understanding Your Visual Art Practice as a Business

Choice of dates:
November 26, 1-6pm | North Adams
December 1, 1-6pm | Waltham

Kim Faler is an installation artist who has been awarded Rauschenberg and Artpace residencies and has exhibited at MASS MoCA. In this workshop, participants will create a framework for understanding their practice as a business and a strategic plan for advancing their goals. Participants will receive guidance on improving their artist statements, portfolios, websites, budgeting, time management, and fundraising. Recommended for fine / non-commercial visual artists.

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Fundraising for Individual Artists

November 28, 6-9pm | Boston, MA

Candelaria Silva knows the funding world deeply, both from the applicant and grantor perspectives. This workshop is designed to help artists create a funding base by addressing how to cultivate foundation, business, and individual support; successful grant-writing tips; how networking helps with fundraising; and when/how to use fiscal agents.


What are you waiting for?

Not located in Massachusetts? Please check back again soon or join our email list for updates and future programming opportunities for which you may be eligible, including the Studios at MASS MoCA residency program.

Our work in Massachusetts is possible because of our wonderful funders & partners, specifically the Barr FoundationNational Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Growth Capital CorporationSurdna Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Assets for Independence (AFI) program.

Open Studios, September 27th

WE'RE OPENING OUR DOORS AND WELCOMING YOU TO
THE STUDIOS AT MASS MOCA!


Date: Thursday, September 27th
When: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Building 13, 2nd Floor on MASS MoCA’s Campus

Work featured by Shuyi Cao

We are kicking off the fall season with an Open Studios! Our current artists will have their studio doors open and new work to share as part of an array of art happenings throughout Building 13 for the Fall Open House.

Open Studio events are always free, and the beer, wine and snacks are on the house.  Make sure to also head downtown to check out DownStreet Art, a local event on Main Street that celebrates community and culture.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Jennifer Banks
Shuyi Cao
Antonietta Grassi
Sareh Imani
Antonia Kuo
Christie Neptune
Yumiko Ono
Claire Watson

Directions to the Studios:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES galleries on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Creatives Come Together in North Adams for the Artist Town Hall!

Last Thursday, MASS MoCA's Club B10 buzzed with activity as creative people of all stripes filtered in from various corners of the northern Berkshires. A total of 115 artists gathered to share their current projects, discuss what our creative community needs to continue growing and thriving, and to simply make time to meet each other.

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As artists stood up and introduced themselves, it confirmed what we all know: that the region has been attracting amazing artists for 20+ years. Some artists shared stories of growing up in town, while others expressed their reasons for relocating in recent years. The event served as a much-needed opportunity for these varied groups to begin to share ideas and resources.

The planning committee consisted of staff from MASS MoCA's Assets for Artists Program, Common Folk Artist Collective, MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, and other members of the local creative community, bringing together a range of dedicated arts organizers to work towards the collective goal of building a stronger artist community.

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Through low-pressure networking in small groups, artists had the opportunity to share more about why they choose to live in the area and what they're seeking in an arts community. More in-depth conversations emerged about people's current projects and creative undertakings, allowing participants to find commonalities within the group and make connections with those craving or creating similar projects and opportunities.

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The evening culminated with a chance for everyone to post their needs as individual artists, along with ideas of what they can offer to the creative community. These needs / offerings were organized into four categories: Skills & Services; Equipment, Space & Supplies; Collaborations, Community & Audience; and a Wild Card category. The results will be compiled and shared amidst this new creative network. It's up to members of the community to take the next steps and reach out to build & expand on new connections.

All told, the event was a great success -- and hopefully this is just the beginning!

Open Studios, August 23rd

WE'RE OPENING OUR DOORS AND WELCOMING YOU TO
THE STUDIOS AT MASS MOCA!


Date: Thursday, August 23rd
When: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Building 13, 2nd Floor on MASS MoCA’s Campus

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Directions to the Studios:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES galleries on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Open Studios, July 19th

We're opening our doors and welcoming you to
The Studios at MASS MoCA!
 

Date: Thursday, July 19th
When: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Building 13, 2nd Floor on MASS MoCA’s Campus
 

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Images courtesy of Eman Alshawaf


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Autumn Ahn
Eman Alshawaf
Johannes James Barfield
Jaime Bird
Leah Dixon
Jack Hogan
Elizabeth Kadetsky
Soojin Kim
Firoz Mahmud
Rachel Porter


Directions to the Studios:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES galleries on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

July Artist Opportunities

(If you have a great opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org.)


Unique Opportunity for Printmakers

Zea Mays Printmaking is offering a unique opportunity for a select group of artists seeking to deepen their artistic practice while developing their printmaking skills. The Artist Mentorship Program (AMP) pairs each participating artist with a Zea Mays Printmaking faculty mentor. Working closely together on a self-designed course, the mentor is there to guide the artist through technical and conceptual challenges, helping refine the artist’s eye and skill.

Deadline: July 1st
No Entry Fee


Open Call for Artists

NURTUREart is a nonprofit in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY that presents a full season of exhibitions annually through a juried and free open call. We support individual artists and collaboratives for unique solo shows as well as emerging curators in preparation of a group exhibition. Our gallery space is a platform to connect audiences, including local public school students, to artists’ exhibitions and their creative ideas. Selected artists receive support to prepare for their exhibition, including promotion of their show. A modest artist fee and materials fee, depending on funding, is provided to exhibiting artists.

Deadline: July 8th
No Entry Fee

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Call for NEW Landmark Mural

Fathom Companies is seeking Maine based artists to submit proposals to design, create and install a wall mural at 80 Exchange Street, Portland Maine. The 80 Exchange Street Mural project is an investment in the city’s future and will provide a contemporary visual public art display and add color and visual interest, character and a unique sense of place to the location.  Fostering community and partnerships with the city of Portland and area businesses, this public mural will demonstrate commitment to urban renewal and growth in the Portland neighborhood. This public work will add a new layer to the city fabric and serve as a featured canvas for contemporary art. The budget is between $40,000 and $80,000.

Deadline: July 15th
No Entry Fee

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80 Exchange Street


Funded Residency in Memphis

The multidisciplinary artist residency program at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, Tennessee, offers residencies to visiting and Memphis-based artists working in any creative discipline including visual and performing arts, musicians, filmmakers and writers in all genres. All residencies include a private studio workspace with meals provided six days a week. Live/work residencies also include a private bedroom/bathroom next to a common living area and kitchen. A family housing option is available as well as accessible housing for residents with disabilities. All residencies are offered at no cost to participants, who are responsible for covering their own studio materials and travel expenses to and from Memphis.

Deadline: July 15th
Entry Fee: $10

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Call for Sidewalk Murals in North Adams

To celebrate the eleventh season of DownStreet Art programming, Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is commissioning four new sidewalk murals in North Adams for DownStreet Art 2018. DownStreet Art invites artists interested in community engagement and social practice to work with the North Adams community and collaboratively realize sidewalk murals. Murals will be painted with community participation during DownStreet Art Thursday events on: June 28, July 26, August 30 + September 27.  All sites are located within the new North Adams Cultural District and have been pre-selected by DownStreet Art staff and approved by the City of North Adams.  For site locations/dimensions and information go here.


Deadline: July 15th
No Entry Fee

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Open call for VIDEO AND RELATED MEDIA

Brooklyn Art Cluster is inviting video and related media artists to submit to the pop-up show in August and also to the video screening event during the weekend of Gowanus Open Studio in October. The exhibition title is “Freeze tag” and will represent video and related media works of New York based artists. The show will be held at the “Playground Brooklyn”, Brooklyn Art Cluster’s new Co-working and event space for artists and other creatives. It will be launched in September and now there are 20 empty rooms and spacious open area. The selected works will be installed in each room or shown in the open event area.

Deadline: July 24th
No Entry Fee

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live, work & create AT Elsewhere's Living Museum

Elsewhere in Greensboro, NC is seeking applications for their 2019 Residencies, Fellowships & Internships from creatives working across media, fields, and disciplines. Elsewhere’s evolving collection of past projects, material surplus, unique concepts, and access to local and national communities provide an unparalleled site for creative inquiry. Join them in using the collection of a former thrift store to inspire new futures from old things!

Deadline: July 27th
No Entry Fee

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Zeelie Brown, Fear No Joy


Emerging Artist Program

Kingston Gallery’s Emerging Artist Program in Boston is currently accepting applications. The Emerging artist program was conceived to act as a stepping stone for an artist early in their career, into the professional art world of exhibiting and operating an artist run gallery. The gallery will help an emerging artist show a body of new work in a professional setting. The emerging artist will be connected with experienced mentors who will educate them on the practical aspects of every day art gallery business. In addition, they will have the opportunity to voice their own vision and ideas about future goals for the gallery.

Deadline: July 30
No Entry Fee

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Veronica A Pérez, wrecking ball, mortar, hair, 15 x 7 inches, 2016.


Grants for Music Performance In NEW England

Music Drives Us strives to support musicians who have a passion for the shared musical performance experience. Throughout New England, talented musical groups are struggling to obtain funds to bring their music to interested listeners through free concert series in schools, after-school programs, and public spaces in town. Music Drives Us works with New England musicians to build programs that use grants to compensate artists for their time and expenses.

Deadline: August 1
No Entry Fee

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Performance Opportunity in Philly

Vox Populi in Philidelphia accepts performance proposals for their lobby area on a rolling basis. Performances take place during select first Friday receptions along with their gallery exhibitions. Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions.  Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work. Proposals are considered as needed.

Deadline: rolling
No Entry Fee

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Welcome Rhode Island Artists!

We are excited to finally announce our newest cohort of artists from Rhode Island! This year we partnered with Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the United States Department of Agriculture to offer matched saving grants to artists living or working in rural Rhode Island. 

Whether immersed in the intricacy of macrame, drawing in space with steel or writing a screenplay, this impressive cohort of artists from across the state is really heating things up, some of them quite literally in the glass shop! Drawing inspiration from Rhode Island's natural and coastal surroundings is another common thread linking this group of artists and taking the forms of stained glass, painting, wood-carving and metalsmithing.


For Michael Gabrielle, making art has always been a meditative process and ultimately a way of taking care of himself.  While his work has taken many forms over the years, he has recently found himself immersed in the world of macrame. Creating the thousands of knots necessary to complete a macrame piece is an exercise in patience and passion. He is drawn to the calmness and rest he finds in the intricacy of this process. Michael also shares his passion for art and healing though his work as the Program Director of PeaceLove, an expressive arts studio focused on mental health and mental wellness. He helps people find personal fulfillment by using creativity for authentic, imaginative and spontaneous expression.

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 work by Hannah Purcell Martin

work by Hannah Purcell Martin

Hannah Purcell Martin is a painter and glassblower from Smithfeild, RI. Both mediums present the opportunity for her to create brightly colored, saturated and organic shapes and forms. Her paintings start by applying a spontaneous layer of dark stain. These inky black brush strokes influence colorful and free-flowing layers to follow. While her paintings are rooted in the natural landscape, she allows her imagination to transform reality into abstraction, creating scenes that suggest fantastical space-scapes, whimsical dwellings, mythical creatures or strange biology. Her glass creations also seem to be artifacts of her imaginary lands. She enjoys making glass jars because they have an implied use that can only be fulfilled by their future owners, only complete when a jar is filled.


Andrew Haviland grew up on the coast of Maine, but currently resides in Cranston, RI, where he operates Andrew Haviland Original Works. His pieces are hand carved, cast, and finished locally in the small ocean state of Rhode Island. Needless to say, Andrew’s jewelry and metalwork are nautical by nature. Andrew has always been interested in the natural world, especially exoskeletons and shells. He is particularly inspired by the natural defense mechanisms of these small, fragile ocean creatures and how they can thrive in such harsh environments. This story of resilience has taken root in all of his work, making his wearables also function as reminders of survival and adaptation.

 Andrew Haviland,  Open Cluster Barnacle Ring, Crustacea Cirripedia I

Andrew Haviland, Open Cluster Barnacle Ring, Crustacea Cirripedia I


 Jennifer Weeden-Black,  Great Blue Heron  (in progress)

Jennifer Weeden-Black, Great Blue Heron (in progress)

Since 2012, Jennifer Weeden-Black has owned and operated Islandesign Glass out of her home studio in Jamestown, RI. She owes much of the inspiration behind her stained glass creations to her beloved hometown. The beaches, farms, two bridges and lighthouses of Jamestown are frequently depicted in her glass work. She also integrates found and re-purposed glass into her pieces, such as vintage glass bottles that serve the dual purpose of holding a flower. Using found sea glass from local beaches further connects her work to a sense of place and home. Jennifer also enjoys opportunities to teach youth and adults the art of stained glass.


Isabel Mattia takes the practice of sketching to the next level, often in the form of welded steel. The sketchbook, she believes, is a proving ground or test lab for artists “where we jot a quick idea in the middle of the night, draw the woman’s ear in front of us on the train, draw a form, trace it, retrace it, erase it”. Her sculptures become drawings in space that three-dimensionally engage viewers in the function and experience of drawing. This process is a way for Isabel to celebrate the explorative marks that accumulate in the pages of a sketchbook, whether they be quick doodles or labored drafting. Isabel lives on a nascent Farm in Little Compton Rhode Island and is an MFA candidate at Rhode Island School of Design.

 Isabel Mattia,  Baby, i love you and that rainbow ball

Isabel Mattia, Baby, i love you and that rainbow ball


 Lynne DeBeer,  Life Quilt #2

Lynne DeBeer, Life Quilt #2

Lynne DeBeer has been making art since she was old enough to hold a crayon. Her early creative musings led to an impressive 40 year career dedicated to the arts in a variety of different capacities. Now Lynne is picking up that crayon once again and transitioning from a life of full-time consulting/teaching work to finally focusing her own painting career. This time, oil crayon is her material of choice, used in combination with beeswax, natural materials and acrylic. Ranging from realistic to abstract, her work is about the physical process of building and excavating materials on canvas. She is currently creating a series of canvasses which are autobiographical in nature. Lynne is based in Tiverton, RI and has a studio in Bristol.


Mark Perry's contemporary works are inspired and informed by early American folk art sculpture. He is drawn to the passionate spirit present in these early works, the naive expressions of day-to-day themes and their natural patinas created from time and weather. He carves both animal and figurative wood sculptures using a variety of tools, including power and traditional hand tools such as knives, gouges and a mallet. Once carved, the sculpture is finished with paint. He often adds found metal or antique elements into his work to help define a narrative. Mark hopes his carvings will become heirloom works of art that have a place in today’s contemporary world but that will continue to be appreciated from one generation to the next. Mark is based in Westerly, RI.

 Mark Perry,  Little Jerry

Mark Perry, Little Jerry


 Kristen Falso-Capaldi

Kristen Falso-Capaldi

Kristen Falso-Capaldi is dedicated to the craft of creative writing. Since 2013, she has written two novels, several screenplays, a stage play and numerous short stories and essays. She’s accomplished all of this while juggling a career as a full time public school teacher. Her recent work can be found in Good Housekeeping, Volume 1 Brooklyn and Joyland. Kristen is based in Chepachet, RI and is currently working on the production of a full length stage play.


For Paige Vargo-Willeford, painting is a way to capture energy and find a place of stillness. Paige has Tourette’s syndrome, which for her involves a series of up to thousands of involuntary movements a day. While painting, she finds that she can be entirely still. Because of this, the confluence between movement and stillness and between outer and inner experience has become the foundation of her work. Using watercolors and oils, she seeks to bring the experience of feeling and sensation into a visual field. She draws deep inspiration from nature and her South County home in rural Rhode Island. Paige also works with wildlife and nature centers to develop and teaching watercolor workshops that emphasize the experience of feeling rather than seeing. She hopes to encourage participants to focus on those elements of nature which speak to them on a deeper physical level.

 Paige Vargo-Willeford ,   Serene Breezes at Nightfall

Paige Vargo-Willeford, Serene Breezes at Nightfall


 Adam Waimon,  LimonCello

Adam Waimon, LimonCello

Adam Waimon is a glass artist from North Kingstown, RI whose work consists of blown, sculpted and carved glass. At times he will incorporate wood, metal and stone into his glass works. Though many of the works are abstract, his initial inspiration comes from nature. His Carved Series for example, is inspired by growth and the cycles of seasons and is comprised of forms influenced by seeds, leaves and flowers. His use of subtle monochromatic and transparent color allows the delicately engraved surface to refract and transmit light, creating strong elegant forms with a minimalist approach.

Welcome Lawrence Artists!

We're thrilled to partner with Lawrence Community Works for a third year to welcome a new cohort of artists to our Matched Savings Program! This year we have an audio engineer, a maker of environmentally-friendly skin and hair products, a multi-talented videographer, and a whole studio of highly skilled realist painters all helping the artist community in Lawrence continue to grow.


Many years of vigorous classical training has allowed Margaret Carrier to master the art of oil painting. Working mostly in oil on linen but also as a muralist, she paints realistic still life, portraits, figures, and landscapes. Ranging in mood and subject matter, her paintings are meant to uplift the viewer with whimsical delight or inspire a more somber and poetic experience. Since lighting and the value contrast are essential to her work, Margaret chooses to paint from natural light, using north facing windows so the light is more consistent all day. By painting from life rather than a photograph, she is able to create rich atmosphere and unity, capturing the way the blue sky casts light on her subjects and warm colors emerge when objects are in shadow. Margaret is relocating to Lawrence with the Ingbretson Studio.

 Margaret Carrier,  The Foyer

Margaret Carrier, The Foyer


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Calendula & Orange

Rafaela Gonzalez is the founder of GLORYSCENT, an environmentally friendly handmade skin and hair product company. She makes it her mission to provide environmentally friendly products to her communities and in doing so, bring joy and excitement to the experience of self-care. Her handmade soaps are made with plant botanicals, coconut, olive, sustainable palm, and avocado oil as well as other quality ingredients and scented with essential oils for an extra therapeutic and relaxing touch. Rafela began making homemade recipes to take care of her own hair after finally rejecting the pressure she felt growing up as a woman of color, to have straight soft hair.  Instead she embraced a “TWA” (Teeny Weeny Afro) and started her own company.


Greg Abate started playing music at the age of nine. Teaching himself to play a wide range of instruments over the years lead him towards a fascination with recording and mixing sound. Greg has a decade of experience in audio engineering, working in a range of setups, from world class studios designed by famous acousticians to bedrooms with only a laptop and a microphone. He believes that the modern realities of music production allow for great work can be done anywhere, provided one understands the limitations of the environment. Greg is the owner and operator of Neon Audio in Lawrence, offering recording services and consultation at any and all stages of the music production process.

 Greg Abate at Neon Audio

Greg Abate at Neon Audio


 painting by John Folley

painting by John Folley

John Folley is a New England-based independent artist and illustrator. He is currently under instruction in the Boston School of Painting with the master artist Paul Ingbretson. He embraces a wide range of subject matter for his paintings including still life, portraiture, landscape, imaginative work, and even abstract design. John is always excited to find new and beautiful color schemes and compose them in unexpected ways. Each painting as an opportunity for him to improve his ability to see and share beauty with those who see my work. He also operates a small gallery project called Rat Scullery Art Gallery on Etsy. He is relocating to Lawrence with the Ingbretson Studio.


Jose A. Rodriguez works in photography, graphic design and video production.  He travels the world for his work whether it’s shooting fashion or lifestyle product photography, making music videos, creating branding and logo designs for companies or working on personal projects. Jose is a long term resident of Lawrence where he maintains a studio and enjoys learning new skills.

 Adidas. BTS Photography.  Shanghai, China.

Adidas. BTS Photography. Shanghai, China.


 John Petersen,  Mountain Vista Through Trees , 10"x14", Oil paint on Canvas Panel  

John Petersen, Mountain Vista Through Trees, 10"x14", Oil paint on Canvas Panel
 

John Petersen is a Boston School painter with 25 years of experience specializing in impressionist landscapes and beautiful realist still life painting. He often paints directly from nature in the plein air tradition. When working in the studio, he paints still life or uses his smaller landscape work as a basis for developing larger paintings. An impressionist at heart, light effects and color are what excite him the most. John is relocating to Lawrence with the Ingbretson Studio.


Mandy Theis is a classically trained painter who works from life and natural light in order to translate visual ideas to canvas. She is relocating to Lawrence with the Ingbretson Studios, where she acquired her training. This style of classical painting fell out of favor more than 100 years ago, but Mandy and her studio mates aspire to bring the skills back from the brink of extinction. In order to do this she also runs the Da Vinci Initiative, a non-profit education foundation that supports skill-based learning in K-12 art classrooms. The Da Vinci Initiative believes that the most creative children are those with the most tools at their disposal for making artwork. They provide atelier training and resources to art teachers to help them incorporate skill-based methods into their classroom practices.

 painting by Amanda Theis

painting by Amanda Theis


Our 2018 Lawrence programming is made possible by our generous partners and funders, specifically the Barr FoundationMassachusetts Growth Capital CorporationSurdna Foundation, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Open Studios, June 9th

Join us at our next open studios!

Date: Saturday, June 9th
When: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Building 13, 2nd Floor on MASS MoCA’s Campus

 Residents Ivelisse Jimenez and Lilliam Nieves

Residents Ivelisse Jimenez and Lilliam Nieves

Participating Artists:

Maya Bajak
Ada Bobonis
Linda Ganjian
Alexander Hernandez
Ivelisse Jimenez
Derek Larson
Lilliam Nieves
Roma Pas
Landon Perkins
Lyndsi Schuesler

Directions to the Studios:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES galleries on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Artist Opportunities: May & June

(If you have a great opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org.)


Scholarship for Book Artists

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. In 2019, the Center will award two to three scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff.  Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: May 11th

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Call for Public Art

Art for Science Rising is a nationwide project awarding grants to artists across the country who submit winning proposals for public-facing art that highlights the role science plays in protecting our health and safety, and the critical role we all play in ensuring that science isn’t sidelined. We are looking primarily for outdoor work, visible and bold, in public areas. Grants of $10,000 per artist will be awarded, up to $50,000 in total grants.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: May 15, 2018.


International
Photography Call

For the past seven years Center Forward has featured the best images in contemporary photography and photo-based work. Submit your photographs now for this acclaimed call for entry. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic process and subjects are eligible for selection and exhibition.

Entry Fee:
MEMBERS | $24
NON-MEMBERS | $38
Deadline: May 20th

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OPEN CALL

PARADICE PALASE is seeking artists responding to or creating new conversation on utopian and/or dystopian spaces as it relates to urban environments. Works could relate to idealistic societies, cultures, other worlds; or relate to the failure, doom, and deterioration of similar spaces. The title "MIDNIGHT" references the novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", where the time "midnight", refers to the time between 11pm-12am (good magic) and 12am-1am (bad magic). This becomes a sort of limbo - an in between space that for a moment is a pause in a magical time of sorts, like changing of the guards. We encourage a wide range of interpretations to the theme, so long as it complies with the artwork guidelines.

Entry Fee: $10
Deadline: May 30th

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Arts/Industry Residency

The Arts/Industry residency program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is accepting applications for their 2019 season. Apply for this unique residency that connects artists with the resources, technology, and materials of Kohler Co. in Sheboygan, WI. Each year up to 12 artists are selected for residencies in the Pottery and/or Foundry areas of the factory through a competitive jury process. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas.  Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: May 31st

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Grants for Boston Area Artists of Color

CreateWell Fund is the first advocacy and grantmaking initiative in the Greater Boston area to support low-income artists of color in their authentic art-making and in the care of their well-being. Grants will be awarded based on proposal needs and requests, for 1) creating a new original art project honoring one’s authentic artistry and 2) achieving a realistic wellness goal tending to a critical aspect of one’s well-being. The CreateWell Fund will award two to four select individuals $2000 up to $6000, for projects lasting up to one-year in duration.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: May 31

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Open Call

Field Projects has announced their SUMMER 2018 Open Call. Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our June-July 2018 exhibition. All submissions will be considered by Guest Curators: Lissa Rivera, curator at Museum of Sex, NY . Simultaneously, Field Projects Panel (4-5 curators) will be considering the submissions for future solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, 2 person exhibitions, art fairs, pop-up shows, off-site exhibitions and our studio visit program, where they invite outside curators to accompany us to your studio.

Entry Fee: $35
Deadline: June 2

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Call for Participatory Art

Project proposals are currently being accepted for FIGMENT Boston 2018, happening Saturday July 28 & Sunday July 29 at The Rose Kennedy Greenway. FIGMENT offers opportunities for both emerging and established artists to showcase original works and create something that gets people to interact, to participate and collaborate with each other. FIGMENT welcomes works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, experiences, site-specific pieces, social experiments, and anything else you can dream of. They invite any project that inspires visitors to participate and interact with art.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: June 6th

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Fellowships for Artists & Writers

Vermont Studio Center is currently accepting fellowship applications for residencies scheduled between September 2018 and May 2019. Twenty-five VSC fellowships are open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. All applicants will be automatically considered for one of these twenty-five unrestricted awards.

Application Fee: $25
Deadline: June 15th

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CALL FOR SUBMISSION

BKPR ART is accepting submissions for DIS/PLACED. Hurricane Maria hit the islands of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean on September 20, 2017, causing one of the worst natural disasters on record. This exhibition seeks works by visual artists who are capturing one of the largest mass migrations and forced displacements of islanders since 1950s. How are artists making visible the unprecedented collapse, movement, and resurgence of people, species, and infrastructures as the effects of Maria continue to unfold a year later? Group show will take place both in Puerto Rico and New York to coincide with the MECA Art Fair November 2018.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: July 15th

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