Friday, December 17, 2010

Wake-Up Call: Top 11 Trends of 2011

As most of you know, Dave and I subscribe to Gerald Celenete's Trends Journal.  We think he knows what's up - and I wanted to share his latest email. Worth reading and preparing for. It is not easy, but together we can muddle through.

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Wake-Up Call: Top 11 Trends of 2011

Dear Trends Journal Subscriber,

In mid-January you will receive our “Top Trends 2011” – The Trends Research Institute’s compendium of the dominant trends for the year ahead.  The following synopses of these trends provide insights into some of what to expect.

After the tumultuous years of the Great Recession, a battered people may wish that 2011 will bring a return to kinder, gentler times.  But that is not what we are predicting.  Instead, the fruits of government and institutional action – and inaction – on many fronts will ripen in unplanned-for fashions.  Trends we have previously identified, and that have been brewing for some time, will reach maturity in 2011, impacting just about everyone in the world.

1.  Wake-Up Call  The reputation of Gerald Celente and The Trends Research Institute is based on its willingness to “tell it like it is.”  Neither optimists nor pessimists, no matter whose interests it challenges, no matter whose feathers get ruffled, we are beholden to nothing but the facts … and follow them where they take us.  Though unafraid to call a spade a spade, we do so with as much respect as is appropriate to the matter.

Thus, prevailing conditions and future trends require us to call it the way we see it, and with all due respect, this is what we see: the proverbial “s#%t has hit the fan.”  The chickens have come home to roost, the genie is out of the bottle, and yes, the jig is up.

In 2011, the people of all nations will fully recognize how grave economic conditions have become, how ineffectual and self-serving the so-called solutions have been, and how dire the consequences will be.  Only little kids, ideologues, the uniformed, and the out-of-their-minds will still believe what they are being told by politicians, pundits and experts who have higher-ups to answer to, agendas to fill, and something to sell.

Having become convinced of the inability of leaders and know-it-all arbiters of everything to fulfill their promises, the people will do more than just question authority – they will defy authority.  The seeds of revolution will be sown in the streets of failing nations, on the Internet, and at the polling places.

2.  Crack-Up 2011  Among our Top Trends for last year was the “Crash of 2010.”  What happened?  The stock market didn’t crash.  We know.  We made it clear in our Autumn Trends Journal that we were not forecasting a stock market crash – the equity markets were no longer a legitimate indicator of recovery or the real state of the economy.  We pointed out that the action in the Dow was “merely a reflection of the cheaply borrowed dollars that were being used to gamble.”

What we did regard as reliable indicators included the employment numbers, the real estate market, currency pressures, and sovereign debt problems – all of which have bordered between crisis and disaster.  We informed readers, “The Trends Research Institute cannot predict what undreamed-of-schemes Central Banks will dream up this time….”  And dream and scheme they did.  TARP and the Obama stimulus were only the financial props that the government made public.  Just recently has it been revealed that secret backdoor bailouts amounting to over $20 trillion were funneled from the Federal Reserve, by way of “emergency lending programs,” to banks both foreign and domestic, hedge funds, select financial institutions, and favored corporations.

It was no different on the other side of the pond.  The basic treaties agreed upon to establish the European Monetary Union were breached in order to bail out bankrupt banks and float nations sinking in sovereign debt.

In 2011, with the arsenal of schemes depleted, we predict that teetering economies will collapse, currency wars will ensue, trade barriers will be erected, economic unions will splinter, and the onset of the “Greatest Depression” will be recognized by everyone … even if they refuse to acknowledge it.

3.  Screw the People  As times get even tougher and people get even poorer, the “authorities” will intensify their efforts to extract the funds needed to meet fiscal obligations.  The first round of “austerity measures” imposed by European governments provides the first taste of what to expect from recession-plagued nations.  As the Great Recession extends its global reach, those high-flying emerging markets, which “experts” claim are immune, will also be submerged beneath loads of crushing debt and will also resort to austerity measures of their own.

While there will be variations on the theme, the governments’ song will be the same: cut what you give, raise what you take.  Social safety nets will be torn and public services will be cut to the bone.  Getting a lot less will cost taxpayers a lot more.  While corporate tax rates are held sacrosanct and tax breaks and loopholes for the wealthy are maintained or widened, the arm of the revenuers and the arm of the law will reach ever deeper into the pockets of prols.  The dulled minds of bureaucrats, whose own jobs depend on a steady stream of public funds, will shine with creativity as they look for any angle to wring the last penny from working men and women.

Sales taxes, sin taxes, highway tolls, meter fees, park permits, license fees, water rates, and the fines for every minor violation – from nuisance laws to speeding tickets and jaywalking to litterbugging – will go as high as the traffic can bear … before it goes even higher.

4.  Crime Waves  No job + no money + compounding debt = high stress, strained relations, short fuses.  In 2011, with the fuse lit, it will be prime time for Crime Time.  With little hope, few options, closed doors, and deep despair, Americans who had never thought of themselves as criminals will be driven to do what they have to in order to survive.

As Gerald Celente says, “When people lose everything and they have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”  Besides, from top to bottom, crime has become institutionalized.  In governments worldwide and from Broad Street to Wall Street, throughout corporate culture, and even at the bottom of the pile – among the welfare cheats and disability frauds – taking a stab at crime was already “as American as apple pie.”

Aside from the “filthy rich,” hardship-driven crimes will be committed across the socioeconomic spectrum by legions of the on-the-edge desperate who will do whatever they must to keep a roof over their heads and put food on the table.

5.  Crackdown on Liberty  As crime rates rise, so will the voices demanding a crackdown.  Not only will fighting crime be a major plank in campaign platforms, it will provide yet another weapon in the crackdown on liberty.  Under the rubric of Homeland Security and with the avowed purpose of fighting a “War on Terror,” Americans have already been stripped of critical Constitutional Rights.  Now, with a new front opening up, a national crusade to “Get Tough on Crime” will be waged against the citizenry.  And just as in the “War on Terror,” where “suspected terrorists” are killed before proven guilty or jailed without trial, in the “War on Crime” everyone is a suspect until proven innocent.

Beyond the warrantless wire taps, computer intrusions, GPS monitoring, stop-and-frisk searches, full-body scanning, TSA groping, and CCTVs or Google Street View watching every move – even the skies will know no limit to surveillance.  Added to the satellite images taken from space, military-style aerial vehicles (UAVs) will soon bring the Afghanistan experience to American neighborhoods, starting with the Miami PD’s purchase of unmanned drones to hover over homes, follow suspects, and track enemies of the state.

6.  Alternative Energy  As gasoline prices speed past $3 a gallon and endless arguments about global warming wear on, the world is expecting the “usual suspects” of solar panels, wind and water turbines, geothermal, and biomass to provide tomorrow’s green, renewable power.  But our real energy future lies on the far side of these interim technologies.

In laboratories and workshops unnoticed by mainstream analysts, scientific visionaries and entrepreneurs are forging a new physics incorporating principles once thought impossible, working to create devices that liberate more energy than they consume.  Inventions that manipulate the hydrogen atom, spark low-temperature, radiation-free nuclear reactions, and capture useful power from the energy fields that surround us, are poised for commercialization.

What are they, and how long will it be before they can be brought to market?  Shrewd investors will ignore the “can’t be done” skepticism, and examine the new trend opportunities to determine the winners and reap the rewards.

And rewards there will be.  For those who are ahead of the times and on top of the trends of 2011 – developing, preparing, and planning for what lies ahead – there will be ample opportunities to be seized.  Fortunes, names, and careers will be made by tapping into the newly emerging energy trends that will come of age in 2011. 

7.  Journalism 2.0  Though the trend has been in the making since the dawn of the Internet Revolution, 2011 will mark the year that new methods of news and information distribution will render the 20th century model obsolete.  With universal access to publishing and broadcast technology, web news is able to escape the stultifying and elitist agendas of the mainstream media.  With its unparalleled reach across borders and language barriers, “Journalism 2.0” has the potential to influence and educate citizens in a way that governments and corporate media moguls would never permit.  Of the hundreds of trends we have forecast over three decades, few have the possibility of such far-reaching effects. 

8.  Cyberwars  Just a decade ago, when the digital age was blooming and hackers were looked upon as annoying geeks, we forecast that the intrinsic fragility of the Internet and the vulnerability of the data it carried made it ripe for cyber-crime and cyber-warfare to flourish.  In 2000, even while downplaying the severity of the risk, governments and e-commerce titans boasted that they could provide ample defenses.

In 2010, every major government acknowledged that Cyberwar was a clear and present danger and, in fact, had already begun.  Stuxnet, WikiLeaks and a host of “Anonymous” battles have disrupted infrastructures, compromised government secrets, planted malware (secret digital agents) deep in the most crucial government, military and control centers, and closed down e-commerce at will. 

The demonstrable effects of Cyberwar and its companion, Cybercrime, are already significant.  Equally disruptive will be the harsh measures taken by global governments –  in the name of Internet Security and fighting the “War on Terror” – to control free access to the web, identify its users, and literally shut down computers that it considers a threat to national security … however they define it.

9.  Youth of the World Unite  University degrees in hand yet out of work, in debt and with no prospects on the horizon, feeling betrayed and angry, forced to live back at home, with time on their hands and testosterone surging through their bodies –  young adults and 20-somethings are mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore. 

Educated enough to understand that they will ultimately have to shoulder the debt burden acquired by their governments, as well as suffer from austerity measures, they are also savvy enough to know that if they don’t fight “against the machine” now, they will be run over by it for the rest of their lives.  Filled with vigor, rife with passion, but not mature enough to control their impulses, the confrontations they engage in will often escalate disproportionately. 

Anyone wondering about what happened to the protest spirit of earlier decades, will discover that all it takes to get youth back into the streets is a developed sense of the personal price that is being exacted from them. 

Government efforts to exert control and return the youth to quiet complacency will be ham-fisted and ineffectual.  Each small success and perceived incidence of government “caving” will lead to intensified protest.  The Revolution will be televised … and blogged, YouTubed and Twittered.

10.  End of The World!  Get ready for Armageddon. The closer we get to 2012, the louder the calls will be that the “End is Near!”

Of course there have always been sects, at any time in history, that saw signs and portents proving the end of the world was imminent.  But 2012 seems to hold a special meaning across a wide segment of “End-time” believers. 

Among the Armageddonites, the actual end of the world and annihilation of the planet in 2012 is a matter of certainty.  Some point to scripture, be it Revelations or Luke, as the source for their prophesies.  Others say it was written in stone over a thousand years ago, in the detailed and sophisticated Mayan/Hopi calendar.  These believers pinpoint the coming of the “end” to occur on 21 December 2012.

Even the rational and informed who carefully follow the news of never-ending global crises, may sometimes feel the world is in a perilous state.  Both streams of thought are leading many to reevaluate their chances for personal survival, be it in heaven or on earth.

For the non-religious/non-prophesy prone, who fear economic, social and military chaos, “Survivalism” – and all that it entails – is a trend that will dominate in the year to come.

For the others, repenting, converting, doing penance and praying will take up much of the energy that could otherwise be directed toward securing their safety in the here and now.

11.  The Mystery Trend ... will be revealed the second week of January.

Rest assured if there are any major developments or events that transpire between now and when the Trends Journal comes out, you will be notified via a Trend Alert.

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season and a healthy and prosperous new year.

Gerald Celente

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Beauty of Divinity update

Many of you have written to me asking if you missed the deadline. No you haven't.  I have a wonderful crew of artists who are interested in working on the show. I am swimming in projects, and so it goes slower than planned. Mea Culpa.
So in the interest of calm, I've decided to do this slowly and mentor on how to put a show like this together.

The prospectus for submissions won't be ready before mid/end of January 2011. For those who are interested in learning how a show gets put together, here are the minutes from our meeting. Transparency is a good thing, how else will we learn? Next time I'll take photos!

We are all in this together - together let's do something meaningful, enhancing and life changing. A toast to artists taking their careers into their own hands!

Summary of Meeting 11/29/10
The Beauty of Divinity and the Necessity of Decay
Exhibition meeting: Schaller + Jaquish Art Projects

The meeting was great. I've been swamped since (as usual) so will need to move deadline of PR and Posting info to Mani and Patricia to next Friday  Dec 10, 2010. (update - make that 12/17)

RS (interested in sharing and mentoring how to create and launch a show), Adam Doyle (interested in curating), Patricia Silva (interested in writing about art and curating) , Mani Cunningham (interested in PR and Marketing, and being around artists and helping in any way).

We set up a milestones and a timeline (which will be flexible)
Launch a Fall 2011 (Nov 2011) or Winter show ( Jan 2012)
Updated PR list - include free listing, local, regional, national, international - by mid January 11- Mani will work on w/RS
Updated Postings list/call for entries - calls (free listings) - by mid January - Patricia will work on w/RS
Curatorial statement - two visions of show to be developed/one by Adam one by Patricia - by mid January 11/final draft by Feb 11 RS to have final say
Prospectus - rewritten for this show, including all aspects of vision, submissions, timetable - by mid February 11 (not assigned yet)

Show Dates: November 2011 or January 2012
Location: online project room. Possible Living Room Gallery show. Possible Pop-up ideas to be explored
Title: tentative: The Divinity of Beauty and the Necessity of Decay
Media: All. RS very interested in video and performance, photography and animation. Will also include plastic arts. (painting, drawing,etc)
Commissions: No fees charged to artists to submit. RS takes no commission on sales for online show. Perhaps for Living Room gallery, not decided. No awards or fees paid to artists. Barter arrangements as needed.
Website work - must find help ( Leigh has now volunteered to do web updates)

If November show:
PR launch - May 2011 (6 months advance), August 2011 (3 months advance), October 2011 (1 month advance)
Call for work launch - June 2011, July 2011 calendars with August 1 deadline
(Need 2 - 3 months to review entries, make selections, prepare website. For a November show - need October and September to prepare. Call for work deadline August 2011.)
PR Blogging and articles launch: to create buzz for show: June 2011, July 2011, August 2011, September 2011 for pre-press

RS to do:
RS will send Mani list of PR outlets we've used in the past and review how to update/done 12/14
RS will send Patricia list of posting outlets we've used in the past and review how to update- aim for 12/17
RS will send Adam and Patricia written notes on ideas behind the show and references - aim for before X-MAS
RS will update all members on what happened at meeting and schedule next meeting/done 12/1

Mani to do:
PR list and research

Patricia to do:
Postings list and research
Curatorial idea - written vision statement

Adam to do:
Curatorial idea - written vision statement

To be decided:
Landing page/folder for submissions (perhaps use dropbox)
Coorespondance to queries from artists? Handling emails
Coorespondance for submissions? Handling emails
Cooresepondance for show logistics Handling emails
Coorespondance for queries for press: Handling emails
Web updates
Blog for show

Volunteered to do website and text edits/writing for web

Show committee:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Flash Forward 2011 Submissions: Deadline 12/31

I just saw this on the MVS Marketing Blog (great resource by the way -

From the Magenta Foundation:

Call for Submissions
: Flash Forward 2011
The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce Year Seven of its Emerging Photographers exchange.
This is an open call for submissions.
All photographers in Canada, the UK and the US 34 years of age and under may submit.
All submission requirements and instructions are located on our website
Jurors for 2011:
Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie, Photo Editor, enRoute Magazine
Erin Elder, Manager, Business Development, Digital Media, The Globe and Mail
Robyn McCallum, Bau-Xi Photo Gallery, Toronto
Diane Smyth, British Journal of Photography, London
Harry Hardie, Director, HOST Gallery
Bruno Ceschel, Founder, Self Publish, Be Happy
Aaron Schuman, Director and Editor, Seesaw Magazine
Andy Adams, Editor and Publisher, Flak Photo
Shane Lavalette, Photographer and Publisher/Editor, Lay Flat
Competition Prizing:
The Bright Spark Award winner will receive $5,000.

As in the past, all competition Winners and Honourable Mentions will be published in a high quality catalogue. Along with being published, select 2011 Flash Forward Winners will be featured in a touring exhibition.

In January 2011, a significant additional component will be announced to complement the program’s alternate festival years. Stay tuned and sign up for our newsletter.
Submission Deadline:
Submissions close on Fri, Dec 31, 2010.
Click here for “Guidelines for Submission”
Submission Fees:
Canada: $50
USA: $50
UK: £30

Save the Date! January 24th - Visualizing the Future: Take Charge of Your Career

January 24th - Visualizing the Future: Take Charge of Your Career class starts
I'm very happy to share that I will be teaching two classes in the SP 11 semester, open to the public.
You can register now for these Division of Continuing Ed classes at School of Visual Arts

Here are the descriptions:
Visualizing the Future: Take Charge of Your Career
Monday evenings, Jan 24 - Feb 28
6:00PM - 08:30PM

Goals are simply dreams with deadlines. Learn how to use creative
visualization and self-assessment techniques to become your own career
counselor and envision a professional plan. Whether you are looking
for more meaningful work, reinventing your career or starting a
business, this course will focus on creating a strategic plan that
will culminate in a personal action plan. We will cover the basics of
creative visualization and career strategy development through
assessment and visioning exercises and weekly assignments.
Participants will complete the course with individualized career
management tools that will nurture, restore and improve their careers
and creativity. Note: No prior drawing or meditation experience is

Click here for more info and to register:

and Fund Raising Basics

Fundraising Basics:How to Write a Grant Proposal
Monday evenings, Mar 14 - Apr 25
6:00PM - 08:30PM

This course will concentrate on how to prepare and apply for funding.
Topics include: why and how grants are made to individuals; the best
tools for researching potential funders, and how to identify those
that match your needs. We will focus on what makes a successful
proposal and the all-important money question - how to create an
appropriate budget and know what to ask for. Clarity of writing and
the proper tailoring of your proposal to a specific source will be
emphasized. Participants will complete weekly assignments, culminating
in a template grant proposal and budget. This course is for anyone
interested in improving his or her chances of receiving funding. Note:
No prior grant writing experience is required.

Click here for more info and to register:

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New opportunities for artists

New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, I just got their newsletter. Many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE by going to to apply to one of these opportunities.

City of Denver: Denver Health (Pavillion A)
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Entry Deadline: 12/13/10

The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create site-specific artwork for Denver Health (Pavilion A Entrance), near downtown Denver. The funding currently designated for public art at the site is $40,000 including design, fabrication and installation. The project is open to all artists in Colorado working in all media and materials. Location: Denver Health, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 Applications must be submitted on by 5:00 pm on December 13, 2010.

Prospectus 212 North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College
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Entry Deadline: 12/16/10

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at Mesalands Community College seek an artist or artist team to create a site-specific commission project at the North American Wind Research and Training Center in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Professional artists demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this opportunity. $64,300 is available for this project.

Cincinnati Art Museum: 4th Floor Award
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Fee: $50.00 (Cincinnati Art Museum: 4th Floor Award)
Entry Deadline: 12/30/10

The 4th Floor Award is a biennial, regional art competition open to professional (non-student) artists in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Juried exclusively by 4th Floor Members, the Award seeks to recognize emerging local talent in the visual arts while creating dialogue between collectors, artists and art enthusiasts. Three finalists and the winner will receive monetary awards. The winner receives a solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Earth Through a Lens
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Fee: $35.00 (Earth Through a Lens)
Entry Deadline: 1/7/11

Earth Through a Lens is an annual juried photographic competition open to both amateur and professional photographers living in North America. The goals of this project are to provide a professional quality photographic display that underscores the need to develop a more sustainable environment. A side goal is to engage photographers in cataloging changes in the natural environment due to human activity. The display of approximately 30-50 images from 15 March- April 30 will focus on beauty in the natural environment, the degradation of the environment by human activity, and attempts to reclaim or restore spoiled habitats. In sum, the photographs will highlight the importance of developing a sustainable environment. The 30-50 finalists will provide a print photograph to be matted and framed by ETAL to allow uniform framing of the work. The finalists' work will also be exhibited digitally at the California Museum of Photography, included in the exhibit catalog, and displayed i! n Palm Springs and in Rancho Mirage, CA. Three winning photographs will be selected with these photographers to receive cash prizes ranging from $500-$1500.

Nude Nite - Orlando
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Fee: $40.00 (NudeNite - Orlando for up to 2 images; not per image. )
Entry Deadline: 1/13/11

Nude Nite - Orlando Event Dates: February 10,11,12, 2011 Submission Deadline: January 13, 2011 $40 fee per Application to include up to 2 images. Location: TBA Nude Nite, in its 13th year is the largest nude art show in the country. The show is held annually in Orlando/Tampa. Each show is treated separately so artists may apply to both. Genre's represented range from sculpture, mixed media, metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital, photography, glass, woodcraft, found object and film.

Harmony Jewelry Design Competition
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Fee: $50.00 (Harmony Jewelry Design Competition)
Entry Deadline: 1/15/11

The objective of Hoover Harmony Jewelry Design Competition is to use jewelry as a way to raise money for different charities through out the world. The Harmony Jewelry Design Competition will target jewelry students and small, US based, independent artisan/designers to come up with original designs within a specific budget. Hoover and Strong will then manufacture a singular winning design and market it to [retail] jewelers at the end of the competition to raise money for an annually selected charity. A fundraising for charities marketing structure will guide the jewelry design competition as the primary motivator for participation to designers, retailers, and consumers.

Womens Works 2011 24th Annual Fine Arts Show
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Fee: $35.00 (Womens Works 2011 24th Annual Fine Arts Show)
Entry Deadline: 1/19/11

Women's Works™ is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council (naac). It is our goal, with this show, to focus on women artists of North America. Women's Works™ provides an opportunity to showcase the creative efforts of women artists. This, the 24th Anniversary Exhibit of Fine Art by Women - takes place at the Old Court House Arts Center on the Historic Town Square in Woodstock, Illinois.

Nude Nite - Tampa
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Fee: $40.00 (Nude Nite - Tampa for up to 2 images; not per image)
Entry Deadline: 1/27/11

EVENT DATE: MARCH 3, 4, 5 - 2011 Submission Deadline: January 27,2011 LOCATION: THE TROLLEY BARN 1910 N. Ola Ave. Tampa, FL 33602 $40 fee per Application to include up to 2 images. 1910 N. Ola Ave. Tampa, FL 33602 6pm - 12am Nude Nite represents a new class of art show. One inspired by the original inspiration, the nude. A nouveau art event showcasing hundreds of fresh and sophisticated works and performances. Held annually in both Orlando and Tampa, Florida the 3 nite visual event is deemed a "not to be missed" event by The Orlando Sentinel. Nude Nite is a juried exhibit with a full gallery sales team focused on building a collector base at its events. Installations, Performance Artists and vendors, please email for consideration

Town of Parker: 2011 Pace Center Signature Sculpture Piece
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Entry Deadline: 1/28/11

Open to professional Colorado artists working in any outdoor and three dimensional medium. Town of Parker, Committee for Art in Public Places seeks artist to provide and/or create an outdoor sculpture to be placed in front of the glass windows near the main entrance. The artwork should be a monumental sculpture. Due to the location of the work(s), the committee is open to suggestions and interpretations by the artists. The Committee strongly encourages the artist to share the vision for the space as they feel it best represents PACE Center, Parker and its citizens.

SNAG Annual Juried Student Exhibition and Juried Digital Presentation
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Fee: $35.00 (SNAG Annual Juried Student Exhibition and Digital Presentation)
Event Dates: 5/26/11 - 5/29/11
Entry Deadline: 2/1/11

Student Exhibition and Digital Presentation to be held in conjunction with the 2011 Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference.

The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island
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Fee: $35.00 (The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island )
Entry Deadline: 2/15/11

The Inaugural Public Art Exhibition will be held from September to December 31, 2011 at the spectacular and historic Coastal Discovery Museum Honey Horn Plantation on Hilton Head Island. Regional, national and international sculpture artists are invited to submit work for display during the event. A nationally-recognized jury has been assembled to review and choose for the Inaugural Public Art Exhibition. Selected sculptures/sculptors will be awarded a $2,000 participation stipend and outstanding artworks will receive cash prize awards. As a secondary and project, the jurors will be also considering artwork for purchase $50,000 to $75,000, and these artworks will become a permanent part of Hilton Head Island's growing public art collection. The public promotion of the event and awards ceremony will take place September 24-November 5, 2011, however artists are strongly encouraged to leave their piece on site through December 31, 2011. The mission of the Public Art Exhibition ! is to be an important, internationally recognized platform for sculpture while educating and inspiring the Hilton Head Island community and its many visitors. To learn more about the event, go to

City of Ashville Request for Qualifications: Artist Instructors
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Entry Deadline: 2/28/11

The City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is seeking artist instructors, demonstrators, and performers for their cultural arts programming throughout Asheville.

2011 Art aRound Town in Carbondale, Colorado
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Entry Deadline: 3/1/11

Art aRound Town in hip Carbondale, Colorado! Internationally famous sculptor James Surls and the Carbondale Public Arts Commission will jury the 2011 street art program in Carbondale, a lively community near Aspen and home of the new Jasper Johns Powers Art Center. Our increased honorarium should tempt you, too. Be seen in the Roaring Fork Valley's hot spot! Eight sculptures will be accepted.

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve 2012 Artist-in-Residence Program
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Entry Deadline: 3/1/11

The Gates of the Arctic Artist-in-Residence program offers professional writers, composers, musicians, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, and artisans of all types the opportunity to pursue their art in a premier wilderness setting; Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. For more information on Gates of the Arctic, the Artist in Residence program and tips for applications

Community Cultural Hub: Rethink CUE
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Fee: $10.00 (Community Cultural Hub: Rethink CUE's Space)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/11

As an artist centric organization CUE Art Foundation seeks out new ways to serve under-recognized artists. With the aim of offering a more open and inclusive exhibition opportunity to our community, CUE is launching an open application program with the first selected proposal being showcased in March 2012 for approximately 7 weeks. This open call will offer a show to one selected applicant per exhibition season. Each year, CUE will consider new criteria for the open application exhibition ensuring opportunities are created for a diversity of voices. Each year, CUE's Exhibition Curatorial Advisory Council will be engaged to help determine the criteria, keeping in mind the necessity of it pertaining to current issues within the art world and embracing CUE’s mission.

Artists of Hawaii 2011
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Fee: $25.00 (Artists of Hawai'i 2011)
Entry Deadline: 4/1/11

The Honolulu Academy of Arts annual juried exhibition is one of the longest running juried exhibitions in the country, showcasing the quality and diversity of Hawaii’s artists. All artists residing in the state of Hawaii are eligible. Artists may submit up to 3 artworks. There is a $25 Jury Fee which includes one digital image submission. Each additional digital image submitted is $5 (1 entry=$25; 2 entries=$30; 3 entries=$35; 1 entry+1 detail=$30; 2 entries+1 detail=$35, etc). For more information on the Honolulu Academy of Arts please visit

John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Arts and Industry Residency
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Entry Deadline: 4/1/11

The John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry residency is a long-term residency in Kohler, Wisconsin. The residency is open to visual artists worldwide. Applications are accepted year-round, but there is a deadline of April 1 for residencies in the following calendar year. Major funding is provided by Kohler Co.

Hit That Shutter 2011 Undergraduate Photo Survey
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Fee: $30.00 (Hit That Shutter 2011 Undergraduate Photo Survey)
Entry Deadline: 4/8/11

Hit That Shutter Is pleased to announce a call for entries for publication in a professionally printed collection of undergraduate work from around the country.

Nine Dot Arts Artist Database
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Entry Deadline: Rolling

NINE dot ARTS is a corporate art consulting firm based in Denver, CO. We find and secure artwork for corporate clients such as hotels, hospitals, and private offices. We are building our new artist database and are open for submissions from both existing and new artists.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Be Yourself - Everyone else is Taken

My sister sent this to me, and I just love it!

1. Name  the five wealthiest people in the  world. 2. Name  the last five Heisman trophy winners. 3. Name  the last five winners of the Miss America pageant. 4  Name  ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. 5. Name  the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress. 6. Name  the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do? The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies.. Awards tarnish.. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
  1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school. 2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time. 3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile. 4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special. 5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier?The lesson:The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the
most credentials, the most money...or the most awards.They simply are the ones who care the most

''Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!" - Charles Schultz