The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation has issued an open call for submissions for its 7th year of National Artist Fellowships. The fellowship awards up to $20,000 to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists who demonstrate exemplary skill and exceptional quality of work in any one of the following five categories: Traditional Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Artistic Innovation and Literature.
Stories like this make me feel like such a slug – but so proud of others. I stop complaining about how “hard” something is to do when I come across amazing people like Jeremy.
Jeremy recalls, “Coming from a background of being athletic and very active and independent, and at the drop of a hat, things change in your life, you get to make a choice.
“That change came in October 20-10, when a car accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. But, he made a choice: to stay positive and keep going. And he does that through art.
Beautiful flowers are popping up along along Newark Avenue in Jersey City — and as a bonus, they never need to be watered.
The flowers — and other incredible designs — are being painted by Jersey City high school students in the planters all along the busy stretch of roadway. The project, under the guidance of teacher Danielle Scott, is being completed by 26 students from Snyder, Dickinson, Ferris and McNair high schools.
Great use of HS Art Students! Let them get involved. It helps them to develop “real world” art skills and to take pride in their community. Why more High Schools don’t do projects like this is something I’ve never understood.
Think about what you might do as an outlet to get away from something on your mind.
For a woman from Morgantown who suffers from Schizophrenia, she has turned to writing, art, music, and poetry to help as a distraction. She’s spending part of her Friday at an art show at the Monongalia Arts Center.
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The life of an illustrator is hugely rewarding and unconventional at best – but it doesn’t come without hard work and many challenges.It’s almost impossible to avoid commercial projects, but these have to be balanced alongside personal growth and creative satisfaction – clients like to see a well-rounded portfolio, and illustrators that flourish are the ones who can adapt yet refine their style.
The 17 winners have been selected from over 2,300 entries submitted by illustrators worldwide, and are currently on show at London’s Somerset House.
The City of Calgary hopes a series of public art projects will draw people to businesses affected by 17th Avenue S.W. construction, but restaurant owners in the area aren’t so sure it will work.”I know that New York and Montreal and cities like that have done this in the past. This is a first for Calgary,” said Logan Tolsma, a senior project engineer with the city.
Organizers of the Seattle Art Fair are pulling out all the stops this year in an ambitious bid to secure the fair’s place on the annual circuit and cultivate the nascent market in the Pacific Northwest—a region flush with tech money but not yet overflowing with art collectors.
Artists are invited to submit a drawing to be produced into a 59’x16’ mural on a gas station wall off El Camino in downtown Atascadero. An optional 17’x16’ wall is available if needed for the design. The mural contest began in support of Women’s Equality Day, as part of the “City Beautiful Movement” that dates back to the city’s roots. The deadline for the sketch, sponsored by the Zappas family and Z Villages property development team, will be Aug. 29.
The theory of the four-month-old Storefront — a collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia, community organizations, and the city Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services — isn’t exactly art therapy, though Mural Arts has done that with people in recovery for years. It’s more like art as harm reduction, the same principle that guides needle-exchange programs and safe injection sites. Now, they’re finding out just what that looks like in practice.