Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Consiousness arising

Dave wrote an amazing post on his blog Find one answer and it will suggest another that I wanted to re-post here for you. It is really beautiful. Worthy of meditating on daily:

A Look at Universal Consciousness and beyond

Life can be understood as a kind of dream.
Universal consciousness is the source, creative imagination is its nature.
The source dreams.

Life before death is part of the dream; life after passing is another part.

What we believe determines what happens or is experienced after birth and after death.

When fully enlightened we know we were never born.
The dream in its never ending variety and drama continues, but we in our essence simply witness it.

The enlightened know themselves as pure being. They perceive that all so-called knowledge is knowledge in one form or another of the dream and ultimately illusory, temporary or - relative to the non-changing ultimate state - simply false.

The mind accesses memories and based on these imagines a universe of space and time, or objects and events. Memory gives existence and continuity to a universe. Neither memory nor its contents are the Real.

Anything that can be placed in memory or recalled from memory is temporary or momentary reality. The absolute source is not something that can be known and then occupy a place in memory.

This is a paradox. All experiences can and do reside in memory. But the absolute while attainable is not an experience. You cannot know the absolute, but you can become it. It is a state that makes experience and memories possible, but it is prior. The doorway to the absolute is universal consciousness.

Universal consciousness is primary in any universe or creation, all contents of that universe can be understood as analogous to waves in the sea. Consciousness itself is what we are invited to deepen and broaden.

The ordinary mind can only see what moves in creation, what vibrates or changes. Therefore from the mind’s point of view we can accept waves on the sea of life as ever moving patterns in consciousness, their source arising from memories of previous universes. We can witness and marvel at their endless permutations, but the sea (what contains all potential expressions) is primary and what we must initially seek.

Identity with the ocean leads to that which makes even the ocean itself possible (the absolute beyond).

Universal consciousness is perfect order, beauty and harmony. Such harmony inherent in the universal is called Sattva guna in the Vedic teachings.

The universal state is formed most basically of spirit (purusha) and matter (prakriti). These give rise to infinite intelligence, love and light (infinite mind or universal heart, each is or contains the other).

Within infinite mind are the sensory, memory and thought potentials, the intellect and ego (a perceiving center); and also the infinite mind contains the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether). All of these give rise to a universe and are contained in the universal field of awareness (which is made possible by the ultimate substratum, the unknowable, un-namable, indescribable Absolute).

What we commonly think of as our “self” is a bundle of memories, fears, desires and hopes. It is the result of identifying with the reflection in mind of our true essence; a reflection that appears in time and space but is not our ultimate nature. Past and future exist in the mind only. The Real gives them momentary reality. The Real is our natural state. The Real should be our goal.

What exists most fundamentally is the light of awareness. It is the heart of universal awareness. The fact it exists means that there is something even more basic, more fundamental. But that which is more fundamental does not exist, though it makes existence and the light of awareness possible.

The pure light is the doorway to this ultimate order of reality. Seek the door first; it will open to that which is beyond of its own accord. Focus or meditate on the subtle sense of I am within your awareness. This will lead to the pure light and ultimately that more basic dimension from which it emerges.

Experience has a beginning and end. Experience occurs within the absolute, but the absolute has no beginning or end. Infinite possibilities do exist within the universal self (the universal consciousness, the Light of Life).

But it is not our false “self” or bundle of memories and desires that actualizes the potentials of the universal self within.

The universal actualizes its potentials by Itself, within its Self. We are invited to witness the machinations and absurdities of our little self (our ego and all of its false attachments) as a means to transmute its grip, to dissolve its influence in directing our lives. This allows us to become a witness to the motion of the universal element as it endlessly flows, creates and actualizes its powers. This puts our true Essence in charge, so to speak. At least it starts the process.

Our ultimate source will never be found among things, among that which can be experienced, possessed or remembered. It is prior.

God is the totality of universal consciousness; the Self when experienced in its pure and natural state is that universal source. When God is experienced face to face, the self and the creator merge. This is a precondition to awareness of the absolute. Merging with the absolute is the final motion. The absolute makes God or universal consciousness (with all its contents) possible.

Refinement of perception allows subtler states of consciousness to come into experience. But a body of some form (whether gross or etheric) is required to experience the various potential states of consciousness. No body, no experience is possible.

The world is real in the sense it appears and disappears in consciousness. The error made by most humans is in the interpretation of the world. The world is not in reality separate from our self, though we imagine it to be so. Ultimately we are its source and it is contained within our consciousness. But this experience we must grow into, by removing what is false within.

This requires witnessing our thoughts and emotional states; marveling at their power to control and compel our desires and actions.

Witnessing dissolves the grip of mental and emotional conditioning. This allows greater light to shine within, to guide our actions to meet the need of each moment.

This is the path we are invited to walk. This leads to greater peace of mind, to integrity and authenticity, to acceptance of the inevitable, and to compassion for all creatures. This leads to the lifting of veils and ever unfolding miracles in consciousness. Through this we learn the road itself is the goal.

And as the universal seems to unfold in our consciousness, we find that life grows spontaneously in happiness, bliss, wisdom, contentment and beauty. These qualities are the reflection in consciousness of the absolute; from their experience we can infer the substratum beyond. When we’ve ripened sufficiently, we rotate into a new dimension – we become the absolute.

That which looks like spirit, mind and body is the bridge; it makes the spectrum possible. The knower and the known are contained in the process of knowing. They are all one.

We are invited to realize that it is our character that shapes our destiny; and when will and love pull together anything is possible. Transmute character by melting it in the fire of the I Am, the Real will emerge on its own.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

All's well in astrology - you do not have a new Sun sign!

I've received a few panicky emails of late asking - "am I now a Virgo? Thought I was a Scorpio?" Well, nothing has changed. Don't believe the stories floating around the news and internet. A colleague of mine Michael Morrison, (who is an awesome photographer ) who is studying Creative Visualization with me at SVA asked me to explain what was going on. So, of course I asked Dave to explain it. Always turn to a Virgo when you need something done perfectly and in detail. (And then discuss its deeper meaning with a Scorpio) Thank you Dave! Enjoy:

The Sidereal zodiac
This has been known and understood by astrologers for 40,000 years.

What the article is referring to is the Sidereal zodiac (the zodiac of fixed stars or fixed constellations), which is what Vedic astrology uses.

What western astrologers use is the Tropical zodiac, which is based on the moment the Sun (in its apparent orbit about the Earth – a path called the ecliptic) passes through the plane of the celestial equator (the earth’s equatorial plane extended in space).  This moment is the Spring or Vernal equinox and defines the sign Aries (usually March 21).  30 degrees later the sun enters the sign Taurus and so on.

The Tropical zodiac is both a physical and mathematical construct based on the moment of the Vernal equinox and does not stay in sync with the Sidereal zodiac (which is where the actual fixed star constellations are).

When considering the Sidereal zodiac the Sun does enter (over time) a different star constellation at the Vernal equinox as the earth wobbles slowly on its axis over 26,000 years (called the precession of the equinoxes).

Today the Sun is perhaps about 7 degrees within Pisces as a fixed star constellation at the Spring equinox (though this point is debatable.  If true, in about 400 more years we will enter the Age of Aquarius with regard to the Sidereal zodiac.  Some people believe we have already entered the fixed-star constellation Aquarius.  There is no universal agreement on this).

It takes about 2100 years for the Sun to precess through each constellation.  This precession however does not affect the Tropical zodiac which by definition only is concerned with when the Sun crosses the celestial equator, and this is always March 21 (give or take a few hours).  So this article is incorrect in its conclusion (it is not clear in what it is trying to explain either).  No one need change their Sun sign or any other sign, unless your chart is calculated in the Vedic system (or other Sidereal system).

Wise astrologers say:  Both systems work.  Choose the system you are drawn to.  Each is a myth or symbolizes a myth.  Once again the ego will typically choose an identity among myth choices, but perhaps the intuition senses which one to align with if choosing to practice astrology or look to it for guidance this incarnation.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Evolving - one day at a time - pluto style

The real unemployment number is 16.4 % - though they print 9.4%, which is not the whole story. (for those who are interested check out the blog Mish's Global Economic Trends - very good read and informative.) We are graduating artists every year who don't have a clue how to make their work valuable in the marketplace.  Or even what to do with their vision, or how to find their vision, or once they do - what it all means. 

They read or see on TV "just do it." How is that helpful? Just do what?  I love working with artists -  teaching, mentoring, counseling - I do. I love being an artist. If we don't join together and help evolve our own mindset and our system of commerce and education, if not us, who will? Security is an inner state, not an outward one.

That is one of those truths we loose track of - especially in economic times like these.  I have artists come to sessions with me all the time, saying they just want security.  In Steve Forrest's "The Book of Pluto" (fabulous book) he says that true security is a confident attitude one has toward one's capacity to survive in the universe, an attitude that come what may - there's an excellent chance I'll be able to land on my feet. I have that attitude, in my bones I know I can do anything. I can survive. And breathe deeply.

If I can teach that, express that, transfer that, plant those seeds in all the artists I meet, teach or counsel - I feel as if my art ( my being) has been experienced to the fullest. That I've done good.

Evolving one day at a time - that is all we can ask of ourselves. As Steve says "to develop an internal sense that we are wise enough, cunning enough, worthy enough, fierce enough, creative enough, to deal with whatever comes along".

That's the Pluto way. For most of us - it's the only way.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New CaFE deadlines and opportunities

Just got an email with new opportunities  listed on CaFE™. Many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can go to www.callforentry.org to apply to one of these opportunities.

Upcoming Deadlines - APPLY TODAY!

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.

Public Art for Napa Riverfront Green
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Entry Deadline: 1/14/11

The Napa Community Redevelopment Agency is inviting experienced artists or artist teams to submit qualifications for the creation of public artwork unique to the community of Napa for a downtown park project, Napa Riverfront Green. The new park is currently in final design and will be constructed in the late spring / early summer of 2011. ELIGIBILITY: All artists 18 years of age or older and residing in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington or Arizona are eligible to apply.

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.

Colorado Creative Industries: Colorado Judicial Center
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Entry Deadline: 1/20/11

Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center The Colorado Judicial Department with the assistance of Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) seeks to commission artwork for the new Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center. The Center will occupy a full city block adjacent to the State Capitol. Divided into two primary components, this neo-classical building will be comprised of a four-story courthouse and a twelve-story office building connected by a three-story link. Opportunities for public art are available in both the exterior and interior of the building and artwork in many mediums will be explored.

Earth Through a Lens
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Fee: $35.00 (Earth Through a Lens)
Entry Deadline: 1/21/11

"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! in Palm Springs and in Rancho Mirage, CA. Three winning photographs will be selected with these photographers to receive cash prizes ranging from $500-$1500.

City of San Jose - Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Public Art Project
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Entry Deadline: 1/24/11

The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, Redevelopment Agency and the Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Association are seeking an artist to create an art installation for Bestor Art Park located on Bestor between S. 5th and S. 6th Street. Up to four finalists will be selected to develop concept proposals and will be paid a fee of $500 (five hundred dollars) each. The budget for the actual project is up to $70,000 for design, fabrication and installation.

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 Kelly@nudeniteorlando.com 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.

TEXAS NATIONAL 2011
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Fee: $35.00 (Texas National 2011)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/11

JUROR: James Drake. TEXAS NATIONAL Art Competition and Exhibition is celebrating its 17th year on the national scene. It was created in 1995 by the Department of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) as an annual event for artists living and working in the United States. Jurors for each year's event have been internationally known artists including: Leon Golub, Judy Pfaff, Faith Ringgold, Doug and Mike Starn, Martha Erlbacher, James McGarrell, The Art Guys, Donald Sultan, Sandy Skoglund, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, Ed Moses, James Surls, Paul Brach, Roger Shimomura, and Mel Chin. Works may be of any medium (except video or performance). Participants are eligible for $3,500 in awards.

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.

City of Longmont: Art on the Move 2011-2012
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Entry Deadline: 2/18/11
Open to COLORADO artists. Seeking five works of art to display in Longmont Colorado for Art on the Move 2011-12.

Durham Arts Council: Annual Call for Artists 2011-2012
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Fee: $10.00 (Durham Arts Council: Annual Call for Artists)
Entry Deadline: 2/25/11

The Durham Arts Council issues a call to visual artists each year to select artists for exhibition in its Allenton and Semans Galleries. Screening panels change annually and consist of art professionals from the area (central North Carolina). Exhibitions selected in the current Call for Artists will take place between August 2011 and August 2012. Selected artists will generally receive one entire gallery for a solo exhibition.

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.

Douglas County Art Encounters 2011-2012
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Entry Deadline: 2/28/11

Art Encounters is a year-long outdoor sculpture exhibit that showcases a number of sculptures, in various media and styles, displayed in highly visible areas in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Parker. The project is designed to promote public interest in art, develop community pride and draw visitors to the retail or civic areas where they are displayed.

Fort Collins Studio Tour
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Fee: $10.00 (Fort Collins Studio Tour)
Entry Deadline: 2/28/11

The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Studio Tour will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2011 from 10 am – 5 pm both days. Accepted artists must be available in their studios during all open hours on both days of the tour. The Fort Collins Studio Tour is an educational experience that enhances the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts by giving people a first hand experience with the artists in their studios, the creative process and the artwork. This event is open to Fort Collins, Laporte, and Bellvue, Colorado artists only.

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 www.nps.gov/gaar/artistinresidence.htm.

Henry Art Gallery: Facade Window Project
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Entry Deadline: 3/4/11

The Henry Art Gallery, the art museum of the University of Washington in Seattle, is soliciting proposals for a site-specific, large-scale temporary media project for the fa├žade of the museum’s main entrance. The Henry seeks to engage an artist or artist team to create a media art project that will be visually striking and attention-grabbing, arousing interest and curiosity in the Henry, and motivating people to enter the museum. Jurors will select the work that best meets this functional need and that exhibits a unique and captivating artistic vision.

California Community Foundation: Fellowships For Visual Artists 2011
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Entry Deadline: 3/4/11

For more than 95 years, the California Community Foundation (CCF) has recognized, encouraged and supported the Southern California arts community by funding and nurturing a full range of artistic expressions. The Fellowship for Visual Artists is designed to support local emerging and mid-career artists in advancing to the next level of professional development. Must be a resident of Los Angeles County to apply.

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.

19th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) International Exhibition
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Fee: $35.00 (19th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) International Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/11

The Charles W. Eisemann Center Richardson, TX. This annual exhibition is limited to works in 100% colored pencil and is the only venue where CPSA members can earn CPSA Signature status. The exhibition features over $14,000 in awards including the $14,000 Best of Show award and CIPPY trophy.

Apogaea, Inc: ILLUMINATE
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Entry Deadline: 3/31/11
A collaborative outdoor arts and music festival held in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

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 www.honoluluacademy.org.

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

The John Michael Kohler Arts/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.

Piedmont Craftsmen 2011
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Fee: $30.00 (Piedmont Craftsmen 2010)
Entry Deadline: 4/18/11

Thank you for your interest in Piedmont Craftsmen and welcome to the annual jury process for exhibiting members. Since its founding in 1964, Piedmont Craftsmen has evolved into one of the nation’s most highly respected craft guilds, presenting an annual Fair that is considered one of the finest in the southeastern United States. Total sales by 125 exhibiting craftsmen are estimated at nearly $400,000. Piedmont Craftsmen’s Gallery and Shop anchor the Arts District in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. The gallery attracts over 18,000 visitors each year, and grossed more than $250,000 in sales of fine craft. Visit www.piedmontcraftsmen.org for more information about Piedmont Craftsmen. Piedmont Craftsmen holds a two-part jury process each year for craftsmen interested in becoming Exhibiting Members. Part 1, the Image Jury, is being conducted on CaFE at www.callforentry.org in partnership with the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). This online process requires that all appli! cation images and materials be submitted in digital format. Applicants must live and work in one of the Southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Deadline: The application, images and other required materials must be submitted electronically by midnight, Monday, April 18, 2011 towww.callforentry.org.

WAOW, Inc.: 2011 Application for membership in Women Artists of the West
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Fee: $35.00 (WAOW, Inc.: 2011 Application for membership in Women Artists of the West )
Entry Deadline: 9/30/11

Application for membership in Women Artists of the West (WAOW, Inc.), an organization of women artists with members across the US and Canada. “Membership includes a page on WAOW’s web page with links to your private e-mail and web site. We have at least one juried show per year for our members and try for one other. We have an extensive communications program for our members.”

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.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Visualize the Future Info session - January 5th at SVA

On Wed eve, January 5th at 6:30 I will be part of an info session at School of Visual Arts, room 502

There will be different presentations on classes, I'll talk about the two I will be teaching this spring. And best of all, SVA alumni get a $50 discount if you register for either of my two classes ( plus many others too.)

Visualize Your Future
Take Charge of Your Life and Career
6 Monday evenings: Jan 24th - Feb 28th  from 6-8:30 pm

Fundraising Basics
How to Write a Grant Proposal
6 Monday evenings: March 14th - April 25th  from 6-8:30 pm




Come by if you are around! 209 East 23 Street, room 502.